Matt Breida has “good feeling” all the 49ers running backs will stick around

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The 49ers used a variety of lead backs on their way to the Super Bowl last season and they haven’t thinned out the group this offseason.

Matt Breida was one of those lead backs for a while and he has signed his restricted free agent tender, which puts him back on the depth chart with Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman. They also hung onto Jeff Wilson with an exclusive rights tender and reworked Jerick McKinnon‘s contract to keep him around, which makes for a crowded backfield.

It’s also made for speculation that the Niners might make a move involving one of those backs before or during the draft, but Breida doesn’t think that’s necessarily how things will play out.

“I think they want a lot of the guys back, so they’re going to do whatever they can to keep everyone back,” Breida said on KNBR. “I’m just going to sit here, wait, and see what happens. But I’ve got a good feeling we’re all going to be back.”

Whatever happens in the next few days, it is hard to imagine the 49ers keeping all five backs on their 53-man roster so it may be some time before the full makeup of the backfield comes to light.

7 responses to “Matt Breida has “good feeling” all the 49ers running backs will stick around

  1. Trade any or all of them. I’m not saying I dislike any of them. Shannahan’s have always turned any RB they work with into something more than they really are. Bolster up their value, trade them, and bring in fresh meat. Cheaper, maybe younger, and repeat the cycle.

  2. He’s wrong and Breida is the most likely to go. Injury prone and not much of a receiver.

    If they can get a 6th for him it would be fine by me

  3. Santa Clara is finishing 3rd in the West….that might still be a wild card but they 3rd

  4. The only thing I’m sure about is that without Clowney, the Seahawks don’t have a prayer this season.

  5. As a Seahawks fan I would take an of the Niner running backs in a trade. It’s nice have some bruisers at RB, but at some point we are going to need to expand our playbook a bit and that’s going to require a Mostert/Breida type back.

  6. April 22, 2020 at 6:49 pm
    As a Seahawks fan I would take an of the Niner running backs in a trade. It’s nice have some bruisers at RB, but at some point we are going to need to expand our playbook a bit and that’s going to require a Mostert/Breida type back

    ^^^^

    You do realize the Niners and Seahawks play in the same division right?

    Seattle is the last place SF would trade Breida to.

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